A Helping Hand to achieve full potential

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Article appeared in the latest edition of our College publication distributed to 57000 households in the area.  See page 4 of the attached for full publication.

Norton Radstock College is leading on a project to help people with disabilities find work. The initiative, which brings together a range of partners including Sirona, Curo and B&NES Council, is called the Helping Hand Project. The College is one of 41 projects across the country which successfully bid for funds from the Skills Funding Agency’s Equalitydefinition and Diversity Innovation Fund.

The fund is managed by NIACEdefinition – the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education – and is focused on supporting projects that help those who are under-represented or disadvantaged in learning to reach their life potential. The project will bring together small employers in a semi-rural area to employ people with learning diffi culties and disabilities. Employees will learn a range of employability skills such as those needed for independent living, health and safety in the workplace, practical application of basic skills, maintaining a healthy working lifestyle, customer service and communication skills. The programme combines hands-on work experience and classroom sessions over several months.

To find out more, contact:

Jane Winstanley

Tel. 01761 433161
email [email protected]

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